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Sun, 19 May 2013, 15:23 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





TOPEKA, Kan. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   28 Ron Capps                               7 Robert Hight                 
E3                   0.070  5.933 122.28     ****WINNER****  0.095  4.044 311.92
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Force     ) 0.070  4.183 300.46      (B Tasca III ) 0.059  4.053 309.63
E1    (T Wilkerson ) 0.063  4.085 310.34      (J Arend     ) 0.072  4.099 303.37
 Qualified:            #10  4.087 309.77                        #3  4.050 315.12
Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 67 percent, barometer 28.49 inches, adjusted altitude 3,865 feet, track temperature 93 degrees.

Hight is 21 - 13 against Capps in prior events. Capps with the starting line advantage, but then starts to lose traction by 150 feet and pedals it, but can't get it to hook up. Hight with a great looking pass, his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Robert Hight's incremental times: 60ft-0.892 sec., 330ft-2.312, 660ft-3.263/269.46 mph.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Jack Beckman                            6 Johnny Gray                  
E3                   0.061  4.104 313.00     ****WINNER****  0.075  4.055 314.61
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Force     ) 0.086  4.067 313.07      (D Worsham   ) 0.064  4.047 313.66
E1    (C Pedregon  ) 0.092  4.052 315.49      (A DeJoria   ) 0.090  4.117 310.34
 Qualified:             #9  4.081 312.42                        #4  4.053 313.37
Gray is 4 - 2 against Beckman in prior events. This was a great drag race, Beckman with the starting line advantage, but Gray had the difference made up by the time they went by the Christmas tree. Gray with another great pass, but will give up lane choice to Hight in the final Johnny Gray's MOV: 0.0350 seconds (approximately 16 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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